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EJ Hatton

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paperback set up
Posted: Feb 27, 2017 3:16 AM
 
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Hi. I've already published two e-books and I am doing the first published book on one of those stories. I was wondering if anyone could help me understand what it means by: "Your printing costs (price) per book on Amazon". It's left me somewhat confused by what it means.
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Re: paperback set up
Posted: Feb 27, 2017 6:00 AM   in response to: EJ Hatton in response to: EJ Hatton
 
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Nothing is ever truly free. If you read the information about publishing, it says there is a basic print fee for each book, which varies depending on stuff. You don't pay upfront, but the fee will come from your selling price when a copy is sold.
Walton L Mendel...

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Re: paperback set up
Posted: Feb 27, 2017 6:10 AM   in response to: EJ Hatton in response to: EJ Hatton
 
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Using CS, your cost for a 24-108 page b&w book is $2.15. That is the cost of a proof, the per copy cost if you buy 300 copies to sell at a convention, or if you buy11 copies to give away as Christmas gifts.

It is also the base for setting a retail price. Generally, we multiply it by 3-3.5 to get a retail price, which is usually rounded up or down to the closest $__.95

Walton

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